Gluten free apple crumble recipe

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This apple, elderflower and cinnamon crumble is a winner. All the family will enjoy this baked oat crumble with a sweet cinnamon, apple and sultana filling.

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Preparation Time25 mins
Cooking Time50 mins
Total Time1 hours 15 mins
Five A DayOne
Cost RangeCheap
Nutrition Per PortionRDA
Calories611 Kcal31%
Sugar81 g90%
Fat15.6 g22%
Saturated Fat5.4 g27%
Protein4.6 g9%
Carbohydrates113.9 g44%

Our gluten free apple crumble takes just four steps to make and takes just 50 minutes to bake.

Unlike our classic apple crumble recipe, this recipe is gluten-free. It swaps jumbo oats and plain flour for gluten-free versions. The apple, sultanas, and special addition of elderflower cordial make this crumble extra sweet. The spiced cinnamon in the crumble topping pairs perfectly with the softness and sweetness of the apples.


  • 1kg (2¼lb) cooking apples, peeled, cored and sliced
  • Juice of ½ lemon
  • 100g (3½oz) golden caster sugar
  • 2 tbsp elderflower cordial
  • 60g (2oz) sultanas


  • 120g (4oz) gluten-free all purpose or plain flour
  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • 90g (3oz) olive oil spread
  • 90g (3oz) demerara sugar
  • 60g (2oz) gluten free jumbo oats
  • 1.5 litre (3 pint) ovenproof dish




  1. Set the oven to Gas Mark 6 or 200°C. Put the cooking apples, lemon juice, sugar, elderflower cordial, 5 tbsp water and sultanas into a large pan. Gently heat for 10 mins, to soften the apples.
  2. Heat, stirring, until the liquid is thick and smooth. Turn into the dish.
  3. Put the flour and cinnamon into a food processor. Add the spread and pulse until the mixture forms crumbs. Tip into a bowl and stir in the demerara sugar and oats. Spoon the crumble mixture over the apples.
  4. Bake for 30 mins, until it’s a pale golden colour. Serve your apple crumble with custard or ice cream.

Top tips for making gluten free apple crumble

Use the olive oil spread straight from the fridge to make the mixture easier to form into crumbs.

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